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WATCH: Illinois QB Brandon Peters sells out on incredible 4th-and-17 conversion

Jesse Reed
Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois Fighting Illini quarterback Brandon Peters showed a ton of heart late in the fourth quarter of Monday’s Redbox Bowl against California. Down by 15 points with under two minutes left, facing 4th-and-17 from his own 44-yard line, Peters somehow converted a first down.

Check out the maximum-effort run here by Peters, who sold out completely on a headfirst dive to get the final yards.

Peters has been outplayed by Cal quarterback Chase Garbers in this game, but nobody can say it’s for lack of trying.